Egretta thula, the Snowy egret;
Volusia county, Florida (11 August 2015).
Easily one of my favorite avian species in Florida, the Snowy egret is frequently found in, on, around, and above nearly any body of water — fresh or salt, natural or artificial. Seriously, I see them strutting about damn near everywhere, be it the edge of the Atlantic coastline or a shopping center retention pond. It’s all good, and the Snowy egret has on time to complain.